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The Longevity Party - updated description

Posted: Thu, March 07, 2013 | By: Maria Konovalenko

The Longevity Party - updated description

Longevity Party is an international union of people, who believe the main goal of each and everyone is development of scientific and technological progress, significant life extension and supporting unlimited enhancement of capabilities of a personality.

Longevity Party is the party of common sense.

Everyone has their own values in… Continue Reading




The Importance of Social Protection in Africa

Posted: Tue, March 05, 2013 | By: Lee-Roy Chetty

The Importance of Social Protection in Africa

Much has changed in Africa over the past decade.

Economic growth has averaged 5% annually over the last 10 years. As a result, the proportion of the African population living in poverty fell from 58 to 51% between 1995 and 2005. 

In addition, significant gains have been made in a range… Continue Reading



IT’S ALIVE! How Technology Evolves and What it Means

Posted: Sat, March 02, 2013 | By: Extropia DaSilva

IT’S ALIVE! How Technology Evolves and What it Means

(This article is based on a lecture I gave for Future Day. I have made some changes based on feedback I got during that lecture).

DOES TECHNOLOGY EVOLVE?

Technology: is it correct to say technology evolves? Sometimes, when I have referred to technological evolution during Thinkers discussions and elsewhere, other… Continue Reading


Controversies Over Singularitarian Utopianism

Posted: Fri, March 01, 2013 | By: David Wood

Controversies Over Singularitarian Utopianism

I shouldn’t have been surprised at the controversy that arose.

The cause was an hour-long lecture with 55 slides, ranging far and wide over a range of disruptive near-future scenarios, covering both upside and downside. The basic format of the lecture was: first the good news, and then the bad… Continue Reading


Do I Want to Be a Robot?

Posted: Fri, March 01, 2013 | By: Lincoln Cannon

Do I Want to Be a Robot?

(This Article Originally Appeared on Lincoln Cannon’s Blog HERE)

If mind is consciousness then it may not make sense to talk of mind being replaced by an electro-mechanical computer. It seems it would make more sense to talk of the substrate of consciousness, the brain, as one computational substrate… Continue Reading





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